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**MEDIA ADVISORY**  Women Veterans Take Fight for Recognition to San Francisco

November 20, 2017 (San Francisco, CA) — Tonight, IAVA Executive Director Allison Jaslow will join Blood Stripe filmmakers for a screening hosted by Executive Producer and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone to advance the fight for greater recognition for women veterans. The film depicts a woman Marine’s transition back home after her deployment, and is working with IAVA’s historic She Who Borne the Battle campaign to increase awareness for the need for more recognition and support for women veterans. Jaslow will join filmmakers and actors for an exclusive screening and Q&A on IAVA’s campaign and the film.
 

IAVA’s She Who Borne the Battle campaign and Blood Stripe were recently highlighted in Marie Claire and The Lily

Who: IAVA’s Allison Jaslow, Blood Stripe filmmakers Kate Nowlin and Remy Auberjonois, actor Rene Auberjonois, and Executive Producer Biz Stone
What: Blood Stripe screening and Q&A
Where: Lucasfilm Theater  San Francisco, CA
When: November 20, 2017; Doors open at 6:00 PM; Screening at 6:30 PM and Q&A at 8:00 PM

To coordinate press inquiries and interview requests, please email press@iava.org. 

She Who Borne the Battle: More than 345,000 American women have deployed since 9/11 and over 2.2 million women veterans live in the US total. Women are the fastest-growing segment of the veteran population and that trend will continue as the number of male veterans simultaneously declines over the next decades. However, many women veterans are left without recognition and the proper care to support their needs when they return from their service. She Who Borne the Battle will change this by providing a foundation of public awareness, local support and policy changes solely targeted at recognizing and supporting women veterans. This includes changing the exclusionary VA motto, “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and for his orphan,” to a motto that includes “She Who Borne the Battle.” Learn more at www.SheWhoBorneTheBattle.org.

 

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Note to media: Email press@iava.org or call 212-982-9699 to speak with IAVA CEO and Founder Paul Rieckhoff or IAVA leadership.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.IAVA.org) is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. As a non-profit founded in 2004, IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans. Celebrating its 12th year anniversary, IAVA has connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided more than 7,300 veterans with personalized support from IAVA’s Master’s level social workers.